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RATINGS: 24   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 20   EST. CALORIES: 342   ABV: 11.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Malt beverage brewed with orange peel and aged in Bourbon barrels hand picked by the Loch & K(e)y Society. The second beer brewed by Smuttynose, exclusively for Julio’s.

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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17973) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2017
Bottle split at Hackobock Tasting, thanks to Leighton, 24/11/16. Lightly hazed amber with a decent off white covering. Nose is fruit cake, light spice, dates, brown sugar, biscuit crumble. Taste comprises tangy fruit rinds, stewed dates, light bourbonics, sweet malt base, toffee apple. Medium + body, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Solid strong ale, well balanced and drinkable for the ABV.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (23398) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2017
24th November 2016
Grand tasting at Craft Islington with Hackobock. Thanks to Leighton. Light haze on this gold - amber beer, tidy pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry, decent carbonation. Smooth malts, a vanilla vibe runs throughout. Tangy fruits, a little sourish Dr Pepper vibe. Light and tangy bourbon. Some mild bourbon spice. Tangy fruity spicy finish. Off the beaten track. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
The_Osprey (7174) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2016 November 2016 - Bottle share at CBC Islington. Thanks El Kayess! As ’Smuttynose Julio’s Fashionably Old Ale’. Translucent orange with a foamy tan head. Aroma is chewits, pink marshmallow, vanilla. Body is smooth with tingly carbonation. Taste is vanilla up front, orange peel, resinous, dry and woody, more pink marshmallow and a touch papery. Nice. (3.8)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (13343) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2016
Bottle shared at the Hackobock tasting at Craft Islington, thanks to Leighton. It pours hazy red - brown with a decent beige head. The aroma is toasty, bitter - sweet, sweet fruits, candied orange peel, marmalade and a touch of vanilla. The taste is dry, sort of tart, juicy, wood, vanilla, resin, earth, kumquat, tangerine, marmalade, cake and a touch of sherbet with a warming finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Quite interesting flavour profile. Decent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (10403) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2016
Bottle shared at the Craft beer Co tasting 24/11/2016. Huge thanks to Leighton for this one is. Aroma is orange rind, brown sugars, ginger, little oxidisaed malts, toffee, . Flavour is composed of nutty malts, apple, spicy orange, brown sugars, hint of spices. Palate is semi sweet and tangy, highish carbonation. Nice stuff. Really dry finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (7258) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 25, 2016
65cl bottle shared at the Hackobock tasting, Craft Islington. Many thanks to Leighton for this one. It pours a clean dark Amber color with a medium beige head. Aroma is spicy sweet with notes of orange peel and biscuit. Taste is medium sweet and medium acidic with notes of candied orange peel vanilla lemon vinegar and chocolate. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, nice

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (19596) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 24, 2016
Bottle shared in London - picked up at Julio’s. Pours clear orange with a frothy, white head. The nose has some citrus meringue, bread, vanilla. Medium sweet flavour with some tangy citrus, bread, more meringue, melon. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Warming finish, with more citrusy tang, meringue, tangerine, angel food cake. Quite novel. Lots of fun.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (15455) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours reddish orange tan head. Nose and taste of bourbon, orange peel, oak, caramel - medium body

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (4563) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JUN 9, 2014
Amber colour, off-white head. Aroma of honey, vanilla, bourbon, dried fruits, marmalade. Sweet flavour, vanilla, bourbon. Finish vanilla and sweet bourbon.
(from 66cL bottle @ RBBWG III, Gent 2014. Thanks for sharing, ThirstyBird!!)

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
48FanInCali (848) - California, USA - APR 27, 2014
2013 bomber - maple color with off white pour. Nose of sweet malt, orange zest, and a little barrel. Taste is not very sweet and loses some of the barrel. Orange is still there. After taking a couple of hits I added some orange bitters at the advice of the trading partner who sent it. Taste did improve a touch. Many better options out there. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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